Irrigation New Zealand
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Gain the skills and knowledge to manage irrigation on a large or small scale property. Learn the skills to become the key decision maker overseeing irrigation for commercial agriculture, horticulture, sports grounds or public recreation facilities. The Level 4 NZQA certificate in Irrigation Management has a duration of seven months over the irrigation season .You will need to have access to an irrigated property, on which you can base the on-the-job evidence collection required for assessment.

 

At the end of this programme, you’ll be able to:

  • Determine the irrigation requirements for a commercial agriculture or horticulture property, irrigation scheme or sports or public recreation amenity
  • Carry out effective irrigation scheduling
  • Make proactive decisions about the maintenance and replacement of irrigation equipment

Assessment requirements:

  • A completed design brief for a property
  • Evidence portfolio of decisions made and tasks carried out over an irrigation season
  • Completed operation and maintenance manual with schedule of work carried out over a season

Course Materials:

The following course materials will be provided to you

  • Evidence portfolio outlining all the assessment requirements.
  • Learning materials including worked examples, INZ templates and guidelines.

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For further information please contact:

Kate Mills 03 974 1425 , qualifications@irrigationnz.co.nz

INZ office 03 341 2225

 

 

 

NEWS

Irrigation Workshops – Marlborough and Tasman

7th December 2017

With challenging dry conditions continuing across the Upper South Island, Marlborough and Tasman irrigators will have the opportunity to find out how to be more efficient in their water use at upcoming workshops hosted by IrrigationNZ. “Understanding how to monitor….. Read more

Advice for irrigators over a long, dry summer

7th December 2017

With much of New Zealand experiencing exceptionally dry conditions, IrrigationNZ has some advice for irrigators on how to make the most efficient use of water over summer. According to NIWA, several areas in the South and North Island came close….. Read more

Irrigation a boost for communities

4th December 2017

IrrigationNZ supports Minister of Regional Development Shane Jones’s announcement that regional economic development funding could support some water irrigation projects. “Water infrastructure plays a vital role in creating resilient rural communities,” says IrrigationNZ Chief Executive Andrew Curtis.  “Several New Zealand….. Read more

IrrigationNZ back to help improve irrigation management

23rd November 2017

IrrigationNZ will be back on farms this summer testing irrigation systems and helping farmers improve the efficiency of their irrigation. Last summer, IrrigationNZ in partnership with Environment Canterbury, developed a new testing programme which saw 131 Ashburton farms have their….. Read more

Petition misrepresents irrigation facts

14th November 2017

IrrigationNZ says that the petition presented by Greenpeace at Parliament today misrepresents how irrigation has been funded and used and ignores the wide range of benefits to New Zealand from irrigation, as well as the efforts being made to address….. Read more

EVENTS

Irrigation Efficiency Summer Programme

November 7, 2017 - February 28, 2018

                                 Is your irrigation equipment operating as it should? What improvements could be made? These are questions that can be technically challenging and costly. To help irrigating farmers navigate to Good Management….. Read more

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Design

January 18, 2018 - January 19, 2018

Acquire the specialist skills required to design technically efficient and environmentally sustainable irrigation systems. This certificate is suitable for people with prior knowledge and experience in irrigation. You will be required to design two different irrigation systems so will need….. Read more

Irrigation Accreditation

Smart Irrigation